The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 11 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Contract jobs citing Java 317 157 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.77% 5.05% 6.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.42% 17.23% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 90 97
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £45.50 £37.49 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.36% -0.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1156 911 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.00% 29.33% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 529 391
Average daily rate £375 £330 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 37
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.24 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% -6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.18 £13.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £40.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +28 160 £438 +9.37% 35
Manchester +7 81 £400 +10.41% 70
Lancashire +11 50 £390 -2.50% 26
Merseyside -18 5 £425 +3.03% 6
Cumbria - 2 £505 -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 300 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (28.30%) Spring
3 172 (27.34%) Oracle
4 170 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 157 (24.96%) Web Services
6 153 (24.32%) HTML
7 152 (24.17%) SQL
8 151 (24.01%) J2EE
9 148 (23.53%) TDD
10 144 (22.89%) Linux
11 122 (19.40%) Finance
12 114 (18.12%) XML
13 95 (15.10%) Scrum
14 92 (14.63%) CSS
15 90 (14.31%) SDLC
16 86 (13.67%) JSON
17 85 (13.51%) .NET
18 80 (12.72%) UNIX
19 79 (12.56%) Hibernate
20 78 (12.40%) JUnit
21 76 (12.08%) MongoDB
22 74 (11.76%) Git (software)
23 72 (11.45%) OO
24 69 (10.97%) SOAP
25 67 (10.65%) REST
26 66 (10.49%) Software Engineering
27 64 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
28 63 (10.02%) RESTful
29 62 (9.86%) WebSphere
30 61 (9.70%) Security Cleared

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 62 (9.86%) WebSphere
2 44 (7.00%) Tomcat
3 41 (6.52%) JBoss
4 29 (4.61%) Node.js
5 21 (3.34%) WebLogic
6 18 (2.86%) Apache
6 18 (2.86%) Confluence
7 11 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
7 11 (1.75%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.75%) IIS
8 10 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (1.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 8 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
10 8 (1.27%) Jetty
10 8 (1.27%) nginx
10 8 (1.27%) Liferay
11 6 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.95%) Apache ServiceMix
12 5 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (0.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Windchill
3 1 (0.16%) MS Project
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.59%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.32%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.16%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 56 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (6.04%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (4.13%) IaaS
4 8 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.95%) Google App Engine
5 6 (0.95%) SaaS
5 6 (0.95%) PaaS
5 6 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.32%) Route 53
6 2 (0.32%) GitHub
6 2 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.32%) Boomi
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.68%) HTTP
2 41 (6.52%) Internet
3 15 (2.38%) Network Security
4 14 (2.23%) DHCP
5 13 (2.07%) SSL
6 10 (1.59%) DNS
7 9 (1.43%) ATM
8 8 (1.27%) FTP
8 8 (1.27%) AMQP
9 7 (1.11%) IPsec
9 7 (1.11%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.79%) SNMP
11 4 (0.64%) SSH
11 4 (0.64%) Converged Networks
11 4 (0.64%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.48%) VPN
13 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.32%) SMTP
13 2 (0.32%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.08%) MongoDB
2 53 (8.43%) Big Data
3 49 (7.79%) Oracle Database
4 42 (6.68%) Relational Database
5 41 (6.52%) Hadoop
6 35 (5.56%) NoSQL
7 34 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (5.41%) SQL Server
8 32 (5.09%) MySQL
9 26 (4.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (3.50%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.75%) DB2
14 9 (1.43%) Neo4j
15 8 (1.27%) Informix
15 8 (1.27%) Oracle ODI
16 5 (0.79%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 78 (12.40%) JUnit
2 74 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 59 (9.38%) Maven
4 47 (7.47%) Ant
5 44 (7.00%) JIRA
5 44 (7.00%) Subversion
6 42 (6.68%) Eclipse
7 39 (6.20%) Cucumber
8 38 (6.04%) Selenium
9 33 (5.25%) Jenkins
10 26 (4.13%) Gradle
11 13 (2.07%) Mockito
12 11 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (1.75%) SoapUI
13 7 (1.11%) Mercurial
13 7 (1.11%) WebDriver
13 7 (1.11%) Talend Open Studio
13 7 (1.11%) IntelliJ
14 6 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.79%) Hudson
General
1 122 (19.40%) Finance
2 57 (9.06%) Banking
3 12 (1.91%) Retail
4 7 (1.11%) Retail Banking
5 6 (0.95%) Games
5 6 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.64%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.48%) Military
8 2 (0.32%) Electronics
8 2 (0.32%) Marketing
9 1 (0.16%) Avionics
9 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.16%) Law
9 1 (0.16%) Legal
9 1 (0.16%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) Publishing
9 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 361 (57.39%) Developer
2 227 (36.09%) Java Developer
3 106 (16.85%) Architect
4 63 (10.02%) Technical Architect
5 33 (5.25%) Senior Developer
6 29 (4.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 21 (3.34%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (3.18%) Java Architect
9 17 (2.70%) Consultant
10 16 (2.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 15 (2.38%) Oracle Developer
11 15 (2.38%) Software Engineer
12 14 (2.23%) Analyst
13 12 (1.91%) Project Manager
13 12 (1.91%) Technical Leader
14 11 (1.75%) Digital Technical Architect
14 11 (1.75%) Digital Architect
14 11 (1.75%) Android Developer
15 10 (1.59%) Software Developer
15 10 (1.59%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (28.30%) Spring
2 157 (24.96%) Web Services
3 153 (24.32%) HTML
4 151 (24.01%) J2EE
5 114 (18.12%) XML
6 92 (14.63%) CSS
7 86 (13.67%) JSON
8 85 (13.51%) .NET
9 79 (12.56%) Hibernate
10 69 (10.97%) SOAP
11 67 (10.65%) REST
12 63 (10.02%) RESTful
13 61 (9.70%) AngularJS
14 53 (8.43%) jQuery
15 44 (7.00%) Spring MVC
16 42 (6.68%) Middleware
17 39 (6.20%) HTML5
18 35 (5.56%) Java EE
19 34 (5.41%) Servlets
20 32 (5.09%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.97%) Visualisation
3 14 (2.23%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.91%) Telematics
4 12 (1.91%) User Experience
5 11 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.27%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.27%) Algorithms
8 6 (0.95%) EMV
8 6 (0.95%) Online Banking
9 5 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (0.79%) iPad
9 5 (0.79%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.79%) Chip Card
10 4 (0.64%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.64%) DataPower
10 4 (0.64%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 144 (22.89%) Linux
2 80 (12.72%) UNIX
3 61 (9.70%) Windows
4 31 (4.93%) Android
4 31 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.59%) AIX
7 8 (1.27%) Mac OS X
8 7 (1.11%) Mac OS
8 7 (1.11%) VME
8 7 (1.11%) Windows Vista
8 7 (1.11%) MVS
8 7 (1.11%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.95%) CentOS
10 5 (0.79%) Solaris
11 4 (0.64%) Debian
11 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.32%) HPUX
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (23.53%) TDD
3 95 (15.10%) Scrum
4 90 (14.31%) SDLC
5 72 (11.45%) OO
6 66 (10.49%) Software Engineering
7 64 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (9.22%) E-Commerce
9 57 (9.06%) Open Source
10 54 (8.59%) MVC
11 50 (7.95%) BDD
12 43 (6.84%) DevOps
13 42 (6.68%) Configuration Management
14 40 (6.36%) Waterfall
14 40 (6.36%) OOP
15 37 (5.88%) SOA
16 35 (5.56%) Unit Testing
17 34 (5.41%) Kanban
18 31 (4.93%) Test Scripting
19 29 (4.61%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (27.03%) JavaScript
2 152 (24.17%) SQL
3 59 (9.38%) Python
4 55 (8.74%) Scala
5 45 (7.15%) PL/SQL
6 41 (6.52%) Ruby
7 29 (4.61%) C++
8 27 (4.29%) Perl
9 26 (4.13%) R
10 25 (3.97%) Shell Script
11 18 (2.86%) C#
11 18 (2.86%) Objective-C
12 15 (2.38%) C
13 14 (2.23%) PHP
14 12 (1.91%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.59%) Groovy
15 10 (1.59%) XPath
16 8 (1.27%) XQuery
16 8 (1.27%) Go
17 4 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.61%) Degree
3 26 (4.13%) DV Cleared
4 24 (3.82%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.59%) ISEB
6 9 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (1.43%) HND
7 3 (0.48%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CCA
9 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.54%) QA
2 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (2.54%) Docker
2 10 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.11%) Xen
4 6 (0.95%) Squid
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.16%) HDFS
6 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 35 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (5.25%) Puppet
3 23 (3.66%) StatsD
4 9 (1.43%) Ansible
5 8 (1.27%) TIBCO Hawk
5 8 (1.27%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.79%) Nagios
8 4 (0.64%) Munin
8 4 (0.64%) Graphite
9 3 (0.48%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.32%) Hyperic
11 1 (0.16%) Oozie
11 1 (0.16%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.16%) yum
11 1 (0.16%) SCCM
11 1 (0.16%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 172 (27.34%) Oracle
2 29 (4.61%) IBM
3 27 (4.29%) Red Hat
4 25 (3.97%) Tableau
5 24 (3.82%) Microsoft
6 23 (3.66%) Teradata
6 23 (3.66%) Citrix
7 22 (3.50%) TIBCO
8 21 (3.34%) Apigee
8 21 (3.34%) Mashery
9 15 (2.38%) SAP
10 12 (1.91%) HP
10 12 (1.91%) Atlassian
11 11 (1.75%) VMware
12 9 (1.43%) Informatica
12 9 (1.43%) Sybase
13 8 (1.27%) hybris
14 7 (1.11%) Talend
14 7 (1.11%) Google
14 7 (1.11%) Perforce
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